Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
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Dr. Finke is a native of St. Charles County and received a BS in Animal Science in 1979 and a DVM degree in 1981 from the University of Missouri. She has ridden horses all her life and particularly enjoys jumping and trail riding with her present horse, Chilly Willy, an American Saddlebred gelding. Dr. Finke's yellow Labrador Retriever, Skeeter, serves as her co-pilot and technical assistant on all farm calls. He especially loves visiting farms with a water source as swimming is his first love, followed closely by eating! Dr. Finke has been a long time supporter of 4-H in St. Charles County and is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Melle.
Sheri has worked for Gateway since 2009 and prior to that would fill in as needed for the clinic. She grew up in Steelville, MO where her father was the local veterinarian and developed a love for animals at an early age. A graduate of William Woods College with a degree in Equestrian Science, Sheri trained Paso Fino horses in Chesterfield, MO, then at her own farm in Foristell, MO before working at Gateway. By far her greatest accomplishment as a trainer was training two time Grand National Champion Fino Amatuer Owner Stallion, Primrose Path Experimento. Sheri and her husband Keith still live on the farm in Foristell with several English Pointers, a blue heeler and a few horses in boarding. You will always find her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Layla under the desk at Sheri’s feet when you come into the office.
Jeff has an animal science degree with concentration on animal health and reproduction and has worked as a veterinary technician for over 15 years. Through his love of animals he has more than 20 years of experience training and raising APHA and AQHA horses. He serves as the Equestrian Center Program Director for the Beverly Farm Foundation in Godfrey, IL in addition to working at Gateway Vet Hospital. Jeff enjoys spending time with his Pembroke Welsh Corgis and has been raising Corgis for nearly 20 years.